Confidentiality and Data Protection
The practice complies with the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which comes into effect on 25th May 2018.
Please click on the link below to access the Patient Information Leaflet.
GDPR - GDPR Practice Leaflet (this link will open in a new window - popups must be allowed)
Dr R B Kumar, GP is the Practice Data Controller and he is the person to contact for any data protection matters.
In order to ensure that you get the best possible continuity of care we keep records of every consultation you have with the doctor or the practice nurse.
Your medical records are locked away when the surgery is closed and every member of the surgery staff has a unique password to access your computer records.
All doctors and staff are governed by strict rules of confidentiality and all of the practice staff are fully trained in all aspects of information governance. No information can be divulged to anyone outside the surgery, unless you give us written permission to do so.
We cannot give out any information about you to family, partners, friends,employers, police, social services, Benefit Agencies, insurance companies, solicitors etc., without your agreement unless we are legally obliged to do so (e.g. under a Court Order).
It may appear at times that our staff might appear to be withholding information but they are following the guidelines and they are not trying to be obstructive. Your understanding of this matter but would be very much appreciated.